Expanding Science Access Since 2006

About Us

PS Science was launched in 2006 as a project of the Crossroads Community Outreach Foundation, an initiative of Crossroads School in Santa Monica, in response to a chronic deficit in public school education —the lack of meaningful early elementary school science education.

 

Inspired by the magic and wonder that master science teacher Dr. Selma Sleven brought to the lives of countless Crossroads elementary students, PS Science was created to bring that same powerful and inspiring experience to children in underserved communities across Los Angeles.

 

Crossroads School provided critical financial support and resources until 2018, when PS Science grew large enough to become its own separate nonprofit organization.

 

At the time PS Science was conceived, the most recent analysis of science exam scores ranked California’s students at the bottom, along with Arizona, Mississippi and Hawaii. In June 2019, PS Science 4th grade students performed 99% better than the national average in a standardized science assessment!

Can you help us reach more students?

Who We Serve

The PS Science program is in partnership with 107 classrooms in 11 schools for the 2020 – 21 school year!

 

If you are interested in finding out how to bring PS Science to your school, please email julie@psscience.org

PS Science Populations Served 2020 - 21

SCHOOL CITY # OF STUDENTS SERVED # OF TEACHERS SERVED % SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS
William Green Elementary Lawndale, CA 725 25 87%
McKinley Elementary Santa Monica, CA 475 19 40%
John Muir Elementary Santa Monica, CA 310 12 50%
St. John Chrysostom Inglewood, CA 90 3 85%
St. Anne School Santa Monica, CA 150 6 65%
Franklin D. Roosevelt Elementary Lawndale, CA 200 8 92%
St. Raphael School Los Angeles, CA 100 3 90%
Grandview Elementary Los Angeles, CA 110 4 66%
Playa Del Rey Elementary Los Angeles, CA 100 3 47%
St. Anastasia School Playa Del Rey, CA 150 5 N/A- school receives the program for a fee
Blessed Sacrament School Hollywood, CA 115 5 85%